December 13, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Clarke County Jail bookings detailed

Arrests booked through the Clarke County jail include: Darren Levon McCaskey, theft of property, third degree, drug paraphernalia, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Domestic fuss leads to drug bust

A couple landed in jail on drug possession charges following a domestic disturbance call to the Royal Inn on U.S. 43 in Jackson, Saturday, Dec. 8. According to Jackson Police reports, dispatch received a call around 8:42 p.m. More...

C-M Gas gives groups office space

Board members of Clarke- Mobile Counties Gas District voted in favor of donating office space in the new Grove Hill office to Clarke County Development Foundation and Twin Rivers Economic Development Partnership. More...

Jackson gets $100,000 check from C-M Gas

During his report to the Jackson City Council Tuesday, Mayor Richard Long said the city had received a $100,000 check form Clarke Mobile Gas Counties District. "This represents the first major revenue given to the city since 2000," he said. More...

Construction project at Service Park closes campground briefly

As a result of ongoing construction projects within Service Park Campground located near Coffeeville, the campground is scheduled to be closed for more extensive electrical upgrades on Dec. 10. The campground will re-open on Feb. 1, 2008. More...

Sheriff seeks help for needy during Christmas holidays

Sheriff Bobby Moore is soliciting toys and other donations to help provide Christmas gifts for needy children and families. More...

Helpful Tips

• Line a measuring cup with a plastic sandwich bag or plastic wrap to keep it clean between uses if you know you will be using it for multiple ingredients. More...

Thomasville police detail arrests

Thomasville reported three felony arrests and 13 misdemeanor arrests over the past week. Those arrested include: Juvenile, theft of property, second degree, arrested Dec. 4. More...

WHMS float wins first prize

"The Polar Express" float, sponsored by the Wilson Hall Middle School, won first prize in the Dec. 6 Grove Hill Christmas Parade. The trophy and cash prize was awarded by Cheryl Horton, director of the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Mobile Symphony Youth to perform in Grove Hill auditorium Jan. 13

Mobile Symphony Youth will once again bring the magic of live orchestral music to the Clarke County community at the Clarke County High School Sage Auditorium in an afternoon concert, Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Robinson-Walton to say vows Dec. 22

Overseer and Mrs. Jessie Henry Sr. of Toddtown announce the engagement of their daughter, Dorothy (D.H.) Robinson of Zimco, to Darrell Walton of Mobile, son of Mrs. Rosetta Coleman, also of Mobile. More...

Memories & Recipes

Easy Frito Pie gives you time for holiday baking

It's been awhile since I've shared memories and recipes with readers of The Democrat. My computer has had a bug, not a virus but a bug. I know because it tells me I have to debug. More...

Ask The Vet

Q. My cat seems to take a long time to urinate. He stays in his litter box for minutes on end at times. A. Cats, especially males commonly have bladder infections or urinary "stones" that can block the bladder's ability to empty. More...

Fulton chooses AlaTax to process business licenses

The Fulton Town Council voted Tuesday night to have AlaTax of Birmingham collect and process business licenses. The company already collects sales taxes for the town. AlaTax will collect $7.95 for every business license they collect. More...

Davis seeks relief for drought stricken farmers

U.S. Representative Artur Davis announced Monday the addition of some $600 million in agriculture disaster relief for America's farmers suffering losses in livestock or crops due to this year's drought. More...

Dollar General Store works with DHR for Toys for Tots'

The Clarke County Department of Human Resources received toys from the Dollar General Store in Grove Hill as they are sponsoring a "Toys for Tots Program." Clarke County DHR is sponsoring an Angel Tree for foster children, protective services chil More...

Jackson man found injured on street

A Jackson man was transported to a Mobile hospital via helicopter, Monday, after he was found lying in the street with a severe head injury. More...

Gardening With Dora

A camellia by any other name would smell as sweet

There are three main species of camellias and it all gets a little confusing. The one that has been blooming for a while now is the Camellia sasanqua. More...

County petitioned for support of wood pellet plant

Jackson Mayor Richard Long asked the Clarke County Commission Monday to contribute approximately $250,000 in a project to bring a mill prospect (New Gas Concepts (NGC), Inc.) to the city's Industrial Park. More...

Grove Hill Library addition dedicated

The formal dedication of the O'Melia Family Room, the new addition to the Grove Hill Public Library, was held Sunday afternoon. More...

Scenes from Saturday's Coffeeville Parade

Coffeeville First Baptist Church's float. More...

Grove Hill parade offers something for everyone

The annual Christmas Parade was held Dec. 6 in the downtown streets of Grove Hill. The event was one of the largest parades in the last 15 years, featuring over 67 entries, said Cheryl Horton, director of the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Santa visits museum

After riding the fire truck in the local parade, Santa Claus joined Mrs. Claus at the Clarke County Museum to greet children and hear what they wanted for Christmas. Photos by Barry H. Hendrix More...

Dunagans to celebrate 50th anniversary Dec. 22

Kathleen and Henry Dunagan of Coffeeville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 2-4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Coffeeville. The couple was married on that date in 1957, at the same church, by the Rev. More...

New Arrival

Allday

Laura Ellen Allday of Decatur announces the arrival of a daughter, Emma Nichole Allday, born Dec. 3, 2007. She weighed six lbs., five ozs. and measured 19 1/4 inches. Maternal grandparents are Doug and Diana Harrison of Grove Hill. More...

Democrat enacts new policies for printing weddings effective Jan. 1

The Clarke County Democrat is imposing new guidelines for wedding publications effective Jan. 1, 2008. Wedding articles should be submitted within four weeks of the wedding to be published without charge along with a photograph. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Christopher J. Hampton, to Nichole Denise Broholm; Justin Paul Barron, to Jennifer Erin Faust; Jeffery Scott West, to Laurie Elizabeth Lambard; Thomas O. Culpepper, to Stephanie N. More...